This page is for original release. For Deathinitive Edition, see Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition.
Anistropic Filtering (preferably 16x) can be forced for this game in the graphics adapter settings (NVIDIA or AMD Catalyst Control Panel).
Anti-aliasing can be enabled in-game thanks to the current update which was released on Steam on September 7, 2012.
Nvidia, has no profile for Darksiders 2, and the Darksiders 1 profile causes severe graphics glitches if you attempt to use it.
Until a new driver is released with an updated profile, expect issues when attempting to force anti-aliasing apart from FXAA (which is fast and works fine for this game, but is arguably inferior to MSAA, CSAA...) and SSAA. Remember that the performance costs of SSAA are very high.
For the time being it might be a good idea to only use FXAA or look toward using a higher quality injector that bypasses the driver "hacks" that allow AA to function via the control panel, e.g. SMAA Injector, if you are an nVidia user.
Enable vsync in the video options.
If all else fails, copy the files from the Skyrim Stuttering fix into the Darksiders II installation folder.
The issue can also be fixed by enabling vsync (and preferably triple buffering) and using a frame limiter.
The issue can also be completely fixed by setting Nvidia (pre-rendered frames) or AMD (flip queue size) to 1 .
Refer to D3DOverrider to force vsync to limit frame rate and temperatures.
Use the Helix mod to improve the 3D effects in the game. Helix Mod WebPage
Region locked copies may lack voices and subtitles, when language is changed to anything other than language native for their region.
If you are using a NVIDIA GPU, go to the NVIDIA Control Panel -> Manage 3D-settings (I think, mine is in Norwegian so I translated directly) -> Software settings tab -> Press the "Add" button and find Darksiders II -> When configuring the settings for Darksiders II in the control panel, scroll down to the Vertical Sync settings and set it to "Adaptive".
This should fix the problem.
This fix _can_ cause stuttering, and if that happens you can use this fix:
Extract d3d9.dll and antilag.cfg into the installation folder.
Pausing, selecting "Quit Game", and then resuming should fix this issue. If it doesn't, try disabling the DLC.
The only known "solution" is to get closer before you throw the egg at the soft part. It may be difficult but seems to be the only way to circumvent the problem.
die twice is another way